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Vegetarian Diet For Hypothyroidism
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Why?: Hypothyroidism is always treatable. I happen to be so. It is a problem that 8percent of the population deals with. Oncedxed, non-problem. While i respect food choices, a vegetarian lifestyle is one i cannot endorse. It is a social & psychological decision. Humans have never been vegetarians! ...Read more
My wife been diagonsed with hypothyroidism.She has been prescribed for sodium thyroxine. We are looking for that medicine from vegetarian source ?
It is vegetarian: All sodium levothyroxine is derived from vegetarian sources so no need to look any further. The only animal-derived thryoid medicines are thyroid glandular extracts like Armour Thyroid and nature-throid. Most who are hypothyroid also benefit from liothyronine, which is also vegetarian- see http://thyroid.About.Com/od/t3treatment/tp/t4-t3-thyroid-treatment.Htm & http://bit.Ly/15k26u8 for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eliminate meat: How strict do you want. For instance a vegan diet eliminates all products derived from animals such as eggs, cheese, milk, etc. Ordinary vegetarian eliminates only meat and direct meat products. There are many cookbooks in any bookstore on good recipes, and you can google "vegetarian diet" on the internet for helpful suggestions. ...Read more
Supplement: You will need to supplement. Get guidance on obtaining sufficient b12, iodine, vitamin d, iron, and the others from an informed, sympathetic physician. You'll also need to get plenty of protein and to remember that the nutritional value of something isn't guaranteed just because it's "for vegetarians." maintain a healthy lifestyle and compliance with evidence-based guidance by your physician. ...Read more
Yes, but...: There are advantages to eating a diet that minimizes unhealthy saturated fats, but a vegetarian diet does not limit processed goods that contain white sugar and flour and the diet also allows frying of food and trans-fats. So the plant based aspect of the diet is healthy, but not every aspect including excluding wild fish such as salmon rich in omega-3 fatty acids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Vegan is always healthier than vegetarian which is healthier than omnivore (the most common) diets. You don't need any animal or dairy products in your diet after childhood. Just be sure to take B12 supplements because B12 is the only vitamin found only in animal products. As for calcium, eat plenty of leafy greens. Vitamin d - unless you live in the tundra, the sun is best. Protein --> beans. ...Read more
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